To help the public more easily access USDA food safety research information, the department’s National Agricultural Library’s (NAL's) Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) has launched a new “Meet the Experts” online video collection available on the NAL website.
Based on a decision announced this week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)--a body that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture--will no longer permit carrageenan to be used as an additive in organic food.
Earlier this month, the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) unveiled its most recent Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) which focuses on food fraud.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities.
Government testing of residues from glyphosate--an herbicide that kills weeds and has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization--has been put on hold by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In recent years, the presence of pesticides in foods has become a top concern for American consumers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced final guidance for industry for a voluntary, fee-based program to allow the expedited review and importation of foods into the U.S. from importers with a proven track record of food safety and security.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to expand its testing in a 5-year strategic plan made public this month.
Policymakers, regulators and other food industry giants are meeting to discuss groundbreaking efforts in public-private collaboration for public health and international business.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its annual report on pesticide residues in food.
The FDA has discovered that recalled strawberry products may have still been served--particularly in schools and restaurants--in the weeks following an initial recall.
Today, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published an update of its annual salt monitoring program, now in it’s 13th year.
From May 2016 through October 2016, at least seven countries have confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis, signaling a multi-country outbreak.
According to leaked documents, food safety officials in the EU have dropped legislation that was supposed to limit the use of acrylamide, an “extremely hazardous substance”, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a chemical that has been previously linked to cancer.
The chemistry department at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) have come up with a new way to detect foodborne bacteria in food and water in less than an hour.
In the USDA’s solicitation for proposals from vendors interested in conducting necessary studies, the agency has made no mention of an originally planned consumer use study.
Leafy herbs were chosen as one of the priority food groups to undergo enhanced surveillance by the CFIA.
The results of a scientific workshop on foodborne illness have been published in Summary Report of Joint Scientific Workshop on Foodborne Viruses, a publication by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The workshop was a joint venture with the UK Food Standards Agency.
Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the end to an Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) outbreak caused by contaminated beef products.
Walmart Stores Inc., along with the Walmart Foundation, will invest $25 million to aid with food safety research in China.
Back in April, yogurt giant The Dannon Company announced plans to use more natural, nonsynthetic ingredients that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This move--to take place over a 3 year time span--was to apply to the company’s Dannon, Oikos and Danimals branded products. This week, Dannon, along with other unnamed companies, has been the recipient of industry criticism for the announcement made almost 6 months ago.